Google Threatens Water Supply of Drought-Stricken Town
Google is trying to build two water-guzzling new data centers in a drought-stricken farming town in Oregon.
Google is racing to win approval for two massive new data centers—which use millions of gallons of water—in a small, drought-stricken farming town in Oregon. Local residents have united to fight the tech giant and preserve their water access.
The Dalles city council unanimously voted on Monday to approve a $28.5M water deal with Google to build these two massive data centers, despite concerns from local residents and farmers. Neither Google nor the city council have revealed to residents how much water the centers will use.